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hack-a-thons, 10,000 attendees, and created nearly 30 applications all being powered by open data. now in 2012 we have our legislation that you heard about. as you heard, we announced the chief data officer. we have a network of open data coordinators within each agency. and these coordinators, their primary responsibility is to provide insight, is to provide transparency into the data sets that they manage. and that's really important. we want to make sure that you guys have a clear understanding in our community about the data that we manage so you can tell us where we should be going next in terms of opening up our data sets. we also are doing some structural changes so that open data is really the default position for our city. we're making sure that data belongs to our city, not the vendor. and second, we're making sure that any software that we buy or build hatx a public api or some equivalent. we don't want to be held hostage by a vendor or by technology. this data belongs to our constituents. we are simply stewards of it. in closing, i want to thank the hatchery, i want to
in a different committee. in regards to open data and procedures, i would like to recommend three items for this new system. number one, the obvious, pornography. number two is the even more sinister child pornography. and number three is the disgraced whims with l blower program which was highlighted in yesterday's examiner regarding the $750,000 that the poor people will miss out on in order to pay a doctor who was humiliated illegally, in my opinion, by the city and county of san francisco. ~ whistle blower so, if we're going to talk about open data, i among other people want to know what's inside the city's computer systems in regards to pornography, child pornography, and what's available for the whistle blower he program. in my opinion, the whistle blower program has been turned into a frankenstein to go after whistleblowers like myself. so, we would like to see the real program. in fact, if this committee really wants something to do, i would urge that you call the controller and ex, ex-supervisors chiu and elsbernd. i would like to ask them plenty of questions in regards to the
francisco's open data policies and procedures and establishing the position and duties of chief data officer and departmental data coordinators. ~ >> all right. welcome, supervisor david chiu to gao on this item. i'd like to see if you have any opening remarks on item number 2. >> thank you, chair, thank you, colleagues. i want to thank the members of the public and city staff who are here to talk about this legislation i have proposed along with mayor lee about open data. i'm very excited about today's discussion. we all know that openness and transparency are fundamental to a successful government and in the internet age the release of government data and an improved partnership between government and our citizens, including many folks here in our room today, has led to numerous suck is hees in improving our government and local governments, international government around the country. and this comes about oftentimes we harness the talent and ideas of the public as government data is analyzed to help lead to innovations in both the government and in our local communities. in 2010 three yea
newsome in passing the first generation of open data legislation that we have. but as our civil grand jury in june pointed out, our i-t in san francisco is still in need of a culture shock. and this is where all of us come in today. we have 200 data sets that have already been put out there, but by and large the data sets put out by city government are data sets that i think show us in a very positive way. from my perspective, it's important for us to keep on pushing data sets that allow us to deal with the sometimes imperfections in city government. to figure it out, where it is we need to take risks, we are we can be more entrepreneurial, where we can be more transparent and frank little more accountable to all of you as the residents and as our customers here in city government. and this is why i am proud tomorrow to help move forward legislation that my staff has been working closely with jay nath and mayor leon that will real i do three things. first of all, it will create a chief data officer because we need one person who is responsible and accountable for moving forward our open da
not understood] park data and respond to a number of one-off requests as well. in the future what we're having coming forward is taxi data access system where we're going to offer the [speaker not understood] license developers to all taxi locations and electronically hail taxis in san francisco. all of us are very excited about that in term of making it easier for us to get around the city. also providing automatic passenger counter information to folks, additional information on transit vehicle and also bicycle information. one other area that we're working on that i know is of great interest to supervisor chiu and others is the information in terms of temporary closures of streets and temporary street closures, but also the ongoing street closures. i understand that's a very urgent area that has been? some delays on that, but we put it a number of times recently in mapping the processes and are hoping to put both the static information in terms of ongoing closures, but also the temporary closure data out mid to late summer as well. so, we do -- i don't want to under estimate the challenges
're doing, it recognizes us as president chiu had mentioned, that we live in a 21st century, data is stored electronically. we should not be sending faxes, pieces of paper to the extent we can issue this information in an electronic format, we should do as such. so, i think it really -- it furthers the goals of the sunshine task force. >> thank you. >> all right. any other questions? >> i just want to acknowledge, i know there are a number of city staffers who have been working on this in a number of departments and want to see if there is anyone who wants to make any opening comments as well. happy for folks to do that. we have travis fox from the mta who oversees information technologies at the department. >> hi, good morning, supervisor tang, supervisor campos, president chiu. travis fox, chief information officer for the san francisco municipal transportation agency. just want to talk about sort of [speaker not understood] the leadership that's come from the board of supervisors and the mayor, speak to some of the things that we're undertaking in our agency and what we hope to do in the
really well in terms of open data? >> i should be clear. when san francisco is third, we have a pact. i'll add to that actually. what's great in san francisco is there is not just going to be a chief data officer. there is also the office of civic innovation. jay's team, shannon's team. by having both of those units in place i think there is going to be a really powerful team. because you can't just open up the data. you have to do things like this, where you get the community together or you have people actually talking about it because the demand side, as we were talking about it, will be there because there is going to be someone there. there have to be people working with it who are getting out there. i think this is what this city is going to be really powerful. in terms of other cities doing as well, chicago is doing some really interesting stuff. scary cool stuff. they're taking 3 in 1 data, pothole request and crime report and matching it up with social media. they're getting this really deep and rich picture of what is going on in the city. and you can do that with data when yo
lee and a bunch of other people who have been sort of working on this open data problem, it's been sort of exciting to sort of see it come to fruition today and see sort of the progress that they've made. so, for me this is sort of -- it's been fun to sort of watch this team of people come together and do what they do and make san francisco a 21st century city. so, you know, it's an honor to welcome the mayor back to the hatchery, the new hatchery. we invite you, supervisor chiu, to our monthly infamous happy hours where bourbon and branch caters to meet with our tenants. it's an honor to have you guys here. enjoy the day and it's an honor to welcome jane back to the hatchery. (applause) >> good morning, my name is jane. i'm the mayor's chief innovation officer. before we get things started, i'm actually going to have one more company come up here because we're actually waiting for the press to get finalized and set upful. so, a couple more minutes to read here. how much time, press? no one is giving me any signs here. you guys are ready, great. so, we're going to hold off and have
understanding how we can support open data. so, thank you. (applause) >> good morning, everybody. can you hear me? good morning and welcome to the hatchery. this is our newest space. my name is rajul pakash, i'm one of the founders. along with my other partners, chris and richy in the back, and lawrence who could not make it. welcome to 6 45 harrison and the hatchery. it's super exciting to have such a dynamic group of people from both the public and private sector here today. and as a self-proclaimed geek and tech entrepreneur, this is really exciting for me. before i wax on about that's correct really quickly want to give you just a quick 90-second thing about the hatchery. we opened our doors about a year ago at 625 2nd street, bought 21 thou square feet there. we opened our doors and within a year we've grown into a whole new space which we opened two months ago. * across both spaces we have about 135 companies and it's sort of awesome. they are not all tech. we sort of range from writers and virtual wineries which are right behind me. to some of the leading technology compan
as creating access to the public, using the open data sets, and creating exposure to neighborhoods that you probably traditionally didn't even think were there, we realized there were 1200 different facilities all through the park -- all through the city as we were going out to explore. and upon our own discovery, and i being a local native, i didn't know about 800 of them. so, as we move forward into the future, taking this, working with some other departments like san francisco arts, we're creating access for people, creating efficiency with the government being able to manage transactions, creating a platform for people to actually interact with the city on a level that hasn't been done before. so, ideally, using the san francisco rec and park, the future san francisco arts app, using our mobile commerce to manage that is creating jobs, revenue, and efficiency for the public and tourists to be able to navigate san francisco in a way that hasn't been done before. thank you. >> all right. (applause) >> so, we're going to show another application from motion launch, the founder and ceo, joh
a couple of data points. turns out the u.s. government tracks this for global economic development purposes. by the way, if the number of servers per employee is zero, what is the chances for global economic development? 0. right. and that brazil is a 0.04. india is a 0.02. i have no idea what the u.s. is that. that gives you some metric. my friends who run these application cloud service companies, they are sitting at 0.5 to 1.0. most of the people who listen to me -- actually, i did this three or four months ago. the guy sitting right here was the cio of kimberly-clark, an old friend of mine. so i asked him how many servers per employee he had, and he said we had 0.4 and headed for 0.2, proudly. ok, who do you think is sitting at 30 to one? facebook. would you think is sitting at 50 to one? for your technical people in the room, do you think they are operating inefficiently? no, i do not think so. furthermore, do you think that they are using all those servers to serve up web pages? no. right? these are truly information- power businesses. at the end of the day, my opinion -- lots of peop
. >> big data is watching you. >> they will dive into whatever it is and figure out the ramifications of it lart. >> does the government know too much? >> we couldn't have gotten away with half of what the administration does. >> can it be controlled? >> we balance life, liberty and pursuit of happiness all of the time. >> data. help him het the mother load. >> the democrats took it to the next level. >> fox news report, your secret is out. >> it was in the u.s. capitol behind me that the age of instantaneous electronic communication arguably began. samuel morris opened his first telegraph line between here and baltimore in 1844. the first message he transmitted four words from the old testament "what hath got wrought." what has samuel morris wrought. we generate with our computers phones and other devices an almost continuous trail of electronic data. that information can be stored who knows where anl laysed by who knows whom for who knows what purpose. what does it all mean for the rest of us? our investigation unfolds as a series of stories that would have seemed unconnected a few
just one note of caution of how do you prevent kind of third-party data integrators from owning that data. i think jay was talking about it earlier on. it's just a note of caution for you guys. >> how do we prevent vendors from holding the data? >> yes. >> we're still working on this piece with our legal department. we're looking to do and this is very exploratory right now, really looking at the contracting process itself and how we can use that as a mechanism. basically we want to do business with you if you're willing to share your data. as jay mentioned we don't want to be held hostage. we don't want our data to be held hostage to the companies. as we figure this out, we'll continue going about it and providing updates. yeah, i think that there's actually a lot of companies out there that are being powered right now with our open data program. so, if there's any that aren't represented here today, please let us know. we would love to feature you. because this is the other story that i was talking about. open data is demonstrating economic growth and job creation. so, yes, it
-time transit data. we want to let the marketplace compete. whether or not we end up with one or two, the thing is that all of them provide exposure to all of the available taxis at once. >> i suppose nothing we are doing here today would preclude us from down the road take it when or if it is more efficient but the idea now is to let the competition figure out the best app. >> that is correct. >> i have two more questions. there has been a lot of questions about why the information that is being mandated to be provided as necessary for a dispatch system. and i guess it may be the best way is to go over this. what information will the color schemes be required to provide of this repository of information and why is that all of that information necessary? i have heard commissioner mcguire and others say, why do so many my name as opposed my badge number but i gather from the comments there's other pieces of information to which folks are protesting and maybe we should take time to make sure we understand the dispatch needs for that information. >> this goes back to director reiskin's point
>>> call it super moneyball. baseball teams discover the power of big data. hank adams is my guest this morning. >>> plus, unlock your cell phone. that's a good thing. >>> and how to invest before a company goes public with reporters from "usa today" and columnist for slate and fast company this week on "press: here." good morning, i'm scott mcgrew. are you familiar with saber metrics? if you've seen the movie "moneyball," same thing. it's the use of data in sports, specifically baseball. if you build the database, they will come. and nobody has a better database than engineers at sports vision. for years sport vision has been providing tv viewers with computerized first and ten line. that was so successful, the company expanded into other sports. sailing, race cars. with baseball, sport vision tracks each pitch, each hit, so they can entertain you at home with snazzy graphics. turns out the data behind those graphics is much more valuable than anyone guessed. there's so much of it, and it's so accurate, baseball teams are now paying money for the raw numbers and using those number
app and i found it on the data portal. it had like some weird geo data like it was in some form i couldn't use. i just dropped jay a note and like within 24 hours i got the data fixed and it was perfect. so, it's those kind of relationships that matter and having the right people in place. so, i think the chief data officer, these guys will end up joining a rock star team. >> not a question, but just a comment to say thanks to the city's innovation office. we're a small company from ireland called building i. we take permit data from cities and show it to anyone who wants to see it. we started off in ireland, discovered the san francisco data and came over here and now we've got an office up and running here with san francisco data. so, it's great to be able to do that. just one note of caution of how do you prevent kind of third-party data integrators from owning that data. i think jay was talking about it earlier on. it's just a note of caution for you guys. >> how do we prevent vendors from holding the data? >> yes. >> we're still working on this piece with our legal department
's open data policies and procedures and establishing the position and duties of the chief data officer and the departmental data coordinators. >> president chiu? >> thank you, mr. chair. colleagues, i want to thank the gao committee for their recommendation of this item and appreciate your consideration. three years ago i was happy to work with mayor newsome to pass our city's first open data ordinance and at that point we were a national leader in the open data movement. unfortunately we have fallen a bit behind. at this time we have about 500 city maintained data sets, but there are literally thousands of data sets that we could put out to the public. we have known in recent years that the release of government data and improved partnership between government and citizens has led to many successes at improving government. we know this is good for open government. this is to help provide more information to the press, to the public, and really ensure that as we analyze our government data, this is leading to innovations throughout our communities. i want to just take a moment because
overview i think what we do well is provide good data and evidence, and i think data and evidence on where the injuries are happening, to whom, data and evidence of what are the avoidable causes? i think there is science on that and myths on the a joidable causes and i think we can uncover those and what are evidence based solutions? we do programs for education and cultural awareness and we will talk about those in the context of the plans. i am sharing the analysis that you requested. i will say a little bit more about that. i think starting -- do both mics work? starting with the trends this first slide, and i will go through these quickly. i think we can see the total injuries -- i think it's important for you -- for everyone to look at these at data for pedestrian injuries and all traffic injuries in terms of trends. it's misleading to look at a short period of time. it's misleading to look at just one intersection because these are relatively rare events but with the thousands of intersections they collectively add up but just to follow one intersection or one statistic from d
companies that we have; all the data that could be available from those taxis instead of coming to one point comes to eight different points. we are pulling all that information through this process into one civil point so that we are not developing an app, we are creating a pool of data; someone using that service would've access to all taxicabs in san francisco, using all dispatch services however they set them up, not pulling any information about the dispatch service or any proprietary thing that they are doing, getting location and other data about the taxicab so if i am at the corner of -- and mcallister the service can identify the taxicabs in the vicinity; we are pulling them into one place. >> let me think about that one. >> i'm sure that we have public comment that should be get a board temperature check on the amendment? you cannot take public action until you take public comment. >> public comment not only on the item? >> as proposed. >> (calling speakers) >> hello. as a desoto driver of many years in the medallion holder of not quite many years i am leery of anything that wo
to the data has so few families living within a mile of that school that it's a very hard ask to ask them to walk or bike to school. >> okay. >> so, what we are currently doing, in terms of the education piece, we are going into the classroom. we do kindergarten lessons and first grade lessons, teaching the kids about the benefits of biking and walking to school why it's so important, both from a health perspective and environmental perspective. we go into the second grade to teach them about walking, especially safety. we actually take a mini field trip around the block, teach them how to cross the streets. and the fourth grade we have partner the presidio y program. they come with vans and bikes and set up a bike skills rodeo on the yard and teach children how to wear their helmets safely and run through an obstacle course. and as you can see in almost every grade we reach about a thousand students. for the encouragement, this is the fun piece of safe routes to school. we have walk to school day which is the first october annually every year, and i believe most of you have participated
of congress this week that his agency has no interest in accessing personal data on individual consumers. mr. cordray presented the bureau's report to the senate banking committee. this is a little more than an hour and a half. >> good morning. i call this hearing to order. and we have reviewed the cfpb's semiannual report and are here today to conduct regular oversight of the cfpb. this includes making sure that the agency continues to fulfill its mission of protecting consumers and empowering them to make responsible financial decisions, promoting fair competition and industry, and ensuring full access to financial services for all americans. director cordray, welcome back to the committee. i know you share my commitment to transparency and accountability. in fact, this is the 32nd time that a cfpb official has appeared before congress in just over two years, and your 13th of parents. rightly so, your agencies outreach and engagement with both consumers and industry representatives has been widely praised. the cfpb has made significant progress in protecting consumers, including students,
protection bureau says his agency has no interest in accessing personal financial data on individual consumers. richard cordray was responding to questions from republicans on the senate banking committee, and was recently renominated to lead the bureau. this is an hour and 40 minutes. >> good morning. i call this hearing to order. we have reviewed the cfp b's semi annual report and are here today to conduct regular oversight. this includes making sure that the agency continues to fulfill its mission of protecting consumers and inpouring -- empowering them to make responsible financial decisions and ensuring all access to financial services are all addressed. director cordray, welcome back to the committee. i know you share my commitment to transparency and accountability. in fact this is the 32nd time a cfpb official has appeared before congress in just over two years. and your 13th appears. your agency's engagement witch both consumers and industry representatives has been widely praised. the cfpb has made significant progress in protecting consumers, including students, service me
in terms of collisions. >> and similarly with data on areas like 19th avenue and how doubling the fines and other things impact that and also the red light cameras and intersections in the city and useful to know if that helped to reduce the number of collisions in those key intersections where we have the red light cameras and i know the department of public health always argues the reduction of speed limits saves lives and reduces collisions and i would like to know in school zones and 15 miles per hour at school times is effective if there is data from the mta in the future as well. >> in terms of the red light camera program we noticed decreases where we have used them. again there were multiple things we were doing at locations to improve them so sometimes it's combination of enforcement and engineering change. overall red light camera collisions are down significantly from where the program started so i would say we are going in the right direction and they decreased overall through enforcement and engineering and other measures. speed enforcement is again another issue that we
traffic stop data collection policy, an officer made a traffic stop of a bicyclist who ran a red light and the officer did not collect traffic stop data. : we found that this was a violation of the stop data policy, however, the chief determined that this was not a violation t. was a policy failure because sfpd data collection policy specifically refers to vehicles, not bicycles. ~ this case demonstrates the narrowness of the police department traffic stop data collection policy since it can be narrowly interpreted to apply only to vehicles. in other jurisdictions, there are broader stop data collection requirements that apply to all stops, not just traffic stops. so, since it was a policy failure, the officer was not disciplined. neglected duty -- >> the chief [speaker not understood] >> yes, as with all policy failures, there is a policy enacted to address that. our current policy was that bicycle wasn't within the vehicles because the officers are told by the vehicle code, which is not a bicycle. we have since put out a permanent bulletin to ask that that be the case going forward o
. there are a lot of data gaps. i was a local elected official and we worked very hard to get schools to collect data on incidents of violence in the school and, frankly, there's a lot of data integrity issues involved. you don't want to be the school that has the highest number of incidents in your district. and so there's a built-in perverse incentive to sweep things under the rug. and so part of the challenge moving forward and i have had many conversations with superintendents and law enforcement officials as well about how we can address this data integrity issue and how a school won't be hoisted by their own petard because they had the courage to collect the data when other schools kind of look the other way. so, again, it's a hard question to answer in ways that are other than anecdote. there have been survey data and things of that nature, but i feel uncomfortable saying unequivocally this is what we know, these are the trends. i like to be evidence based and i'm not sure the evidence allows that. >> roslyn, challenges to you and secretary duncan. >> for the first time you can see dat
applications in my office and i have the ability to put those online and even though my data internal base screens people and makes recommendations for housing they qualify for. it's part of the intake process. can i put it on line and make it accessible to all lgbt serving organizations and we can dramatically improve the number of people who get into these lotteries for affordable housing which dramatically improves our access rates. it's a numbers game; right. there is a methodology. there is a metric to it that we can really help achieve. i'm also acquisition -- we're having an rfp next year for senior housing, and i have been working with the san francisco community land trust and we identified a potential target building that we could acquire. it's primarily filled with lgbt older adults with hiv/aids and we're talking about turning that into a 55 plus building for lgbt and hiv positive people as a community land trust and i think that would be a interesting national model and i would like to reinforce what we're talking about with data gathering. a little while ago hud came in
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